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Geographically, the Eastern Front was much larger than the Western Front. It stretched from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south. By contrast, the Western Front comprised just...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2020, 10:59 pm (UTC)

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The principal Allies when the fighting stopped—Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States—won World War I. Russia had been part of the Allied alliance until the Russian Revolution...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2021, 6:32 pm (UTC)

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The other answers here do a good job of explaining how the alliance system made a major conflict all but avoidable. One detail that made the alliance system between the European powers particularly...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019, 11:38 am (UTC)

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Many causes exist that led to the rise of dictatorships after WWI. After the war, Russia, Italy, and Germany found themselves in situations that allowed dictators to rise to power. The countries...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2018, 2:54 pm (UTC)

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There is little doubt that the Treaty of Versailles had a profound influence in drawing Germany towards World War II. To put it simply, many Germans found the treaty an insult and a burden imposed...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2018, 10:35 pm (UTC)

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The Treaty of Versailles has been given this name because it was the outcome of negotiations at the end of World War I, which were signed in the Palace of Versailles in France on 28th of June,...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2021, 10:48 am (UTC)

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Germany's allies during World War I were Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. These formed the Central Powers and were opposed by the Allies, or the Entente, composed principally of...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020, 1:47 am (UTC)

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The most direct way nationalism caused World War I was through the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who was the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many oppressed Slavic...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2019, 10:13 pm (UTC)

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One could say that World War I put in place the process of decolonization that would eventually bear fruit fifty or sixty years later. Once the war had been concluded, the general consensus among...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2021, 11:29 am (UTC)

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Russia's role in World War I (known more commonly as "the Great War" before anybody appreciated that there would soon be a war of even greater magnitude and destruction) was a product of Czar...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2015, 7:28 pm (UTC)

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The Russian Revolution had a major effect on the final result of WWI. The overthrow of the czar and the implementation of the Provisional Government under Kerensky led Wilson to feel much better...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020, 3:14 pm (UTC)

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When the United States began mobilizing for war in 1917, certain civil liberties were among the first casualties. There had been a lot of resistance to the idea of joining the conflict. With the...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2019, 6:05 am (UTC)

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The United States's motivations to break the declaration of neutrality and enter World War I were rooted in economic and strategic motivations. The United States had given several Allied countries...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019, 8:49 pm (UTC)

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In many ways, it was luck that enabled the Allies to win the war, but they did make make slightly better strategic decisions, while the Germans made some fatal blunders. The first blunder was to...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021, 11:49 am (UTC)

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World War I or the First World War: The name “world war” came into use shortly before the First World War and likely came from the German word “Weltkrieg,” or world war. The Great War: World War I...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016, 3:09 am (UTC)

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The primary objective of the United States when World War I broke out was to remain neutral. President Woodrow Wilson worked hard to maintain neutrality, and most Americans initially supported his...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020, 3:26 am (UTC)

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The United States did not feel immediately threatened in 1914 when the war began. The government did perceive some threats, but it was mainly from the anarchist and labor movements. The United...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2017, 4:13 pm (UTC)

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The First World War led to Americans becoming much more insular with regard to the outside world. There was nothing unusual about this. The growing mood of isolationism tapped into a long-held...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2017, 9:03 am (UTC)

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In World War I, there were two alliances that pushed the world into war. These alliances were the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. The alliances did not cause the war to begin, but when...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2016, 2:30 am (UTC)

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Earlier on, as the war raged on in Europe, the general public in America was against direct participation in the war. However, as time went by, public opinion changed and the war was seen as a...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2015, 5:51 pm (UTC)

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There are a number of ways that US domestic policy changed during WWI. For instance, before they entered into the war the US was attached to a policy of isolationism, which means that they would...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2019, 5:31 pm (UTC)

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The main reason that the United States was unable to stay neutral during World War I was that the nation sought to continue trade with the belligerents (especially Great Britain), despite the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2020, 4:33 pm (UTC)

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The United States entered the war because of the Germans' decision to resume the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, and the so-called "Zimmerman telegram," intercepted by the British, in...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2012, 1:17 pm (UTC)

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World War I alliances included the Triple Entente and the Central Powers. The Triple Entente included France, Britain and the Russian Empire. France and Russia had been military allies against...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2018, 6:26 pm (UTC)

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World War I saw many women occupy positions that had previously largely only been held by men. Some of these positions included bus conductors, postal workers, bank tellers, police officers,...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2016, 10:34 pm (UTC)

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Imperialism was a leading cause of both World War I and World War II. However, the specifics of how this ideology led to their respective conflicts differ to a certain degree. For starters, World...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019, 12:15 pm (UTC)

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I agree with the responses above that Germany suffered the greatest consequences from World War I. Germany is sometimes blamed for the start of the war and for that reason the price at the end of...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2012, 11:51 am (UTC)

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The treaty of Versailles had negative effects not only to Germany, but the entire world as well. To begin with, the treaty significantly deviated from the “Fourteen Points” proposed by President...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2015, 4:15 pm (UTC)

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World War I resulted in a huge cultural and philosophical shift in England that was reflected in the nation's literature by authors and poets, particularly those who served in combat. As the war...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2018, 3:20 pm (UTC)

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Historians agree that imperialism was a long-term cause of World War I. Increasing greatly in the nineteenth century, imperialism, or the desire to extend a country’s influence by building an...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2019, 9:20 am (UTC)

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Although it might seem a bit cliché to say it, I would argue that the global conflict that was most similar to the First World War was, indeed, the Second World War. If I had to isolate one...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020, 4:57 am (UTC)

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In 1919, many Germans voted for democratic parties and the country adopted the democratic Weimar constitution. Thus, Germany abandoned traditional Prussian military authoritarianism, much to the...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2018, 6:39 am (UTC)

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The improvement of the machine gun made it nearly impossible to conduct a successful frontal charge on a position. The machine gun had existed in the form of the Maxim gun (British) and the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016, 2:33 pm (UTC)

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Intelligence collection is one factor that might have prevented the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. If the authorities learned of the assassins’ plot in advance, they could have made...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020, 4:54 am (UTC)

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During World War I, the government attempted to limit opposition to the war by silencing dissent. To this end, two laws were passed: the Espionage Act and the Sedition Act. People could be jailed...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2018, 12:40 pm (UTC)

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The entrance of the United States into World War I was a very significant event. The fighting in World War I had been going since the summer of 1914. By April of 1917, when the United States...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2017, 12:28 pm (UTC)

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World War I (1914–1918) was a total war because of its casualties, geography, and weaponry. The first factor that made World War I a total war was the unprecedented number of combatants, battle...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019, 2:44 am (UTC)

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The Zimmermann Telegram, or Note, was significant to the history of World War I because it forced United States President Woodrow Wilson to reverse his initial position on American involvement in...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2016, 1:40 pm (UTC)

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The official stated reason for entering World War I by American leadership was to make the world a freer place. There is no doubt that American patriotism and ideals had an impact on the decision...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2015, 3:02 pm (UTC)

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It is particularly the aftermath of WWI and the Treaty of Versailles that contributed to the rise of fascism in Europe. Italy's frustrations over their role in the treaty negotiations led to a...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2018, 3:04 pm (UTC)

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There was a strong sense of forlornness and desolation that dominated Europe after WWI. On one hand, the economic and human cost of the war was unimaginable. Death and injury tolls into the tens...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2010, 7:59 pm (UTC)

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All wars are brutal and ugly and ultimately dehumanizing to many affected by them, including civilians subjected to bombings and invasions and soldiers treated like expendable cogs serving...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2015, 10:08 pm (UTC)

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The first automatic machine gun was invented by the American, Hiram S. Maxim, in 1884. The ability to fire hundreds of rounds per minute had a profound effect on the way that battles were fought....

Latest answer posted January 10, 2017, 8:29 am (UTC)

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Prior to World War I, Americans had long held an isolationist stance on foreign policy. Confirming the Monroe Doctrine's ideological stance on separating European influence from the Western...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020, 6:05 pm (UTC)

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It would be difficult to overstate the political effects of World War I. It was, after all, a “world war,” and one that fundamentally transformed much of the existing international structure while...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019, 3:07 am (UTC)

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World War I benefitted the United States greatly on the economic front. It catapulted the US out of a recession and into an economic boom that lasted almost four years. The US doubled its output of...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019, 12:44 pm (UTC)

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As others have noted, nationalism was a major cause of World I. Nationalism, a powerful force in the nineteenth century, was rooted in two dominant intellectual movements that were otherwise often...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2020, 1:09 pm (UTC)

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The Schlieffen Plan resulted in a stalemate because the German high command did not sufficiently commit to that plan. The plan called for a very token force to be left to defend Germany against a...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2012, 10:16 pm (UTC)

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There were two alliance systems in World War I—the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. The Triple Alliance, formed in 1882, was made up of Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary. The Triple...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2017, 2:19 pm (UTC)

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I would define militarism as the glorification of the military. In a country that is militaristic, people think that the military is superior to civilians and that the military should be respected...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2010, 9:38 am (UTC)

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